external hdd

  MAD_MIKE 23:27 08 Jan 07

as my little 40gb hard drive is busting at the seams i thought of going the whole hog and getting a 400gb external drive,the one i have in mind is the wd my book essential usb 7200 rpm hoping that it will see me out. i'm running a dell dimension 5100 with win xp sp2.will it work ok, i do record a lot of music onto my pc and eventually to cd.

  skidzy 23:32 08 Jan 07

I see no problem Mike,though i would prefer an internal drive personally.Unless you need this to be portable of course.

  woodchip 23:33 08 Jan 07

Yes, but for me I would Partition it, as it makes cluster sizes smaller. Plus you would know better where you put things

  woodchip 23:35 08 Jan 07

The difference with Internal is the BIOS or OS may not recognise the whole disc

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